Conservation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Last Tuesday of every month

2019 Meeting Schedule [Revised] (PDF)

2020 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Please Note: ALL meetings will be held at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport, located at 567 Crawford Street in the Administration Building, Room 106 A&B.

*Meeting dates are occasionally subject to change, and meeting agendas are sometimes full. Applicants are advised to contact Conservation Agent, Mike O'Hara, at: 978-829-1891 to confirm meeting dates.

Agendas & Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes

Current Commissioners

  • Tracey Sarefield, Chair
  • John Cordio
  • Michael Donnelly
  • Harris Karis
  • John Koutonen
  • David Streb
  • Bryan Breau
  • Tim Smith, Consultant

Purpose & Responsibilities

The mission of the Conservation Commission is to administer the Wetland Protection Act, General Laws Chapter 131 section 40, the Erosion and Sedimentation Control ordinance and the local conservation ordinance in such a way as to protect the natural resources of the City of Fitchburg.


The Commission is comprised of 7 volunteer residents. Each volunteer is appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, and serves a three year term.